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Title: Parallèle des maisons de Bruxelles et des principales villes de la Belgique construites depuis 1830 jusqu'à nos jours. Représentées en plans, élévations, coupes et détails intérieurs et extérieurs.
Description: 15. #Paris & Liège, Librairie Polytechnique J. Baudry, éditeur à Paris, s.d. (1867), 2 vols in-folio, 49 x 36 cm, half title + title + (2)(introduction) + (4)(index) + frontispiece + 120 lithographic plates mounted on guards ; title + (3)(index) + 120 lithographic plates mounted on guards, plates numbered 1-117 with 29bis, 31 bis and 82 bis. Complete. Uniform red half morocco, bindings with shelf wear, corners bumped, headcaps damaged, some of the marbled paper of the boards torn or missing. Interiors with light foxing spots, minor water stain in lower margin of second volume. Still an acceptable copy. The book gives architectural plates of work by Dumont, Cluysenaar, Demany, Dens, Balat, Thirion, Beyaert, Saintenoy, Umé & Casterman himself, and others. In volume II important illustrations are made of the new prisons built in Louvain (Leuven) and Hasselt. This a rare and important survey of Belgian mid 19th-century architecture. Second edition for volume I. (A first edition of volume I , with 120 plates, was published by Noblet in Liège (around 1856) . We presume, but could not check, that volume I of our copy is a reprint made of the original plates of the first edition. .


Price: EUR 1200.00 = appr. US$ 1304.22 Seller: Antiquariaat Wim de Goeij
- Book number: 10267